Birds of Costa Rica

    PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae (Cotingas)  
Genus: Cotinga (2 species, 7 worldwide)

Lovely Cotinga
Lovely Cotinga (Cotinga amabilis) Female
Area de Proteccion de Flora y Fauna Naha, Chiapas, Mexico
  Note spots on female. Male bright blue with violet belly and throat. Both sexes similar to Turquoise Cotinga.
Photograph by Amy McAndrews     Copyright and usage info

Turquoise Cotinga
Turquoise Cotinga (Cotinga ridgwayi) Male Vulnerable
Los Cusingos, Costa Rica.  
Photograph by Betsy McCully   © All Rights Reserved.

Both sexes similar to Lovely Cotinga (Costa Rica) or Blue Cotinga (Panama/Colombia), with different shades of blue and purple. Male bright blue with purple belly. Uncommon, small, and perches high making photos difficult.

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